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It's official: Apex confirms the end of... plastic packaging!

Leading dive breathing apparatus manufacturer Apeks Marine Equipment has announced that it has discontinued the use of single-use plastics to package its products as of 8 June. Through its social media channels, Apeks has announced that their shrink wrap machine has taken a well-deserved retirement and the company is discontinuing the use of single-use plastic
Published: June 14, 2020 - 00:00
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 20:05
It’s official: Apex confirms the end of… plastic packaging!

Leading dive breathing apparatus manufacturer Apeks Marine Equipment has announced that it has discontinued the use of single-use plastics to package its products as of 8 June.

Through its social media channels, Apeks has announced that their shrink wrap machine has taken a well-deserved retirement and the company is discontinuing the use of single-use plastic packaging. Arguably, the date is no coincidence, as we just celebrated World Oceans Day on 8 June.

“Over the past 18 months Apeks Marine Equipment has been working to remove all single-use plastics from the packaging used, redesigning the boxes and improving the materials they are made from. A lot of the new plastic-free packaging is now in place, and since Monday we have finally been able to shut down the shrink-wrap machine.

None of the products leaving the Blackburn production facility will be repackaged in this way. In the coming weeks, more and more vending machines will arrive in new cardboard boxes that are made from recycled materials and pulp sourced from well-managed Forest Stewardship Council forests.” – reported Apeks

Divers and dive companies are particularly sensitive to environmental issues. Every year, small but strong and tight-knit communities around local bodies of water head underwater and to the edges of the water to remove the rubbish that has accumulated over the months.

In many places, various installations are also set up underwater, which not only please the diver’s eye and help make diving more interesting or support training activities, but also provide a great hiding place for local fauna and support the development of local ecosystems. Some even go a step further and stock the waters, so that the underwater world visited by the divers is as rich as possible.

It should come as no surprise, then, that in an era inundated with plastic from all sides, more and more companies are choosing to take steps such as Apeks. It is from the biggest “players” in the market that we should expect good example and taking responsibility for their shortcomings.

Source: Manufacturer

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Editor-in-chief of the DIVERS24 portal and magazine. Responsible for obtaining, translating and developing content. He also supervises all publications. Achived his first diving certification – P1 CMAS, in 2000. Has a degree in journalism and social communication. In the diving industry since 2008.
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